Fat biking in the winter requires the right bike, gear, and combination of weather and snow conditions.
- If you don’t have a bike with 4-inch tires minimum, rent one from a local shop or at your final destination.
- Dress as you would for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
- Snow conditions change day to day, just as they do on the slopes. A day, or the time of day, may make the difference between fun and “meh” or “ugh.”
- Don’t fat bike if it’s been above freezing for 24 hours, unless you like slip sliding in the slush.
- Don’t head out after a big storm before checking the local grooming report.
- Don’t be in a hurry. Fat bikes are generally slower than mountain bikes, and even more so in the snow.
- Stay off trails not designated for fat bikes.
- Consider a donation to the volunteer organizations that make your fat bike fun possible. //